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Alphabetic SPN Codes

Since there are no “official” locations that post the separation codes, this below list of separation codes is offered with any guarantees. I have cobbled it together from a variety of websites and hopefully this list of separation codes is more than 90 percent accurate.
B70 – Death, Battle Casualty – Navy
B79 – Death, Battle Casualty – Navy
BDK – Security reason
BFS – Good of the Service, conduct traible by court martial
BHJ – Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)
BHK – Unsuitability, substandard performance
BKC – See BRA
BLC – Homosexuality
BLF – Drug use
BLM – Unfitness (Reason Unknown)
BML – Homosexuality
BMN – Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)
BNC – Misconduct, Misconduct, moral or professional dereliction
or in interests of national security
BRA – Engaged or attempted to engage in, or solicited
another to engage in homosexual act(s)
BRB – See JRB, BKC
BRC – See JRC, BKC
CBL – Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)
DCH – Early Release – To teach
DER – Disability – Non EPTS – No Severance Pay
DFS – Good of the Service, conduct triable by court martial
DLC – Homosexuality
EKD – AWOL, Desertion
ELPAC – Entry Level Performance & Conduct
FBC – Other
FBK – Expiration of Term of Service
FBL – Expiration of Term of Service
FCM – Concientious Objector
FDF – Pregnancy
FDG – Parenthood
FDL – See JDL
FFT – Physical standards, no disability
FGM – To accept commission
FHC – In lieu of discharge
FHG – Serving under suspended sentence to dismissal
FKD – AWOL, Desertion
FND – Misc reasons (Unqualified resignation)
GDK – Security reason
GFN – Released for Conditions Existing Prior to Service
GFT – Unqualifird for Active Duty – Other
GFV – Unqualifird for Active Duty – Other
GHF – Other
GHJ – Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)
GHK – Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)
GJB – Court Martial
GKA – Discreditable Incidents – Civilian or Military
GKB – Civil Court conviction
GKC – Homosexuality
GKD – AWOL, Desertion
GKE – Financial Irresponsibility
GKG – Fraudulent Entry
GKH – Lack of Dependent Support
GKK – Drug use
GKL – Sexual Perversion
GKQ – No listing at this time. However, all GK – Series appears ineligible for re – enlistment.
GKS – AWOL, Desertion
GLB – Discreditable Incidents – Civilian or Military
GLC – Homosexuality
GLF – Drug use
GLG – Financial Irresponsibility
GLH – Lack of Dependent Support
GLJ – Shirking
GLK – Unsanitary Habits
GLL – Sexual Perversion
GMB – Character or Behavior Disorder
GMC – Enuresis
GMD – Inaptitude
GMF – Sexual Perversion
GMG – Alcoholism
GMH – Financial Irresponsibility
GMJ – Motivational problems
GMJ – Shirking
GMK – Character or Behavior Disorder
GML – Homosexuality
GMM – Drug use
GMN – Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)
GMP – Unsanitary Habits
GNC – Misconduct (Reason Unknown)
GPB – Drug use
H21 – H23 – Death – , Non – Battle, Other (USMC)
H25 – H59 – eath, Non – Battle, Other (USMC)
H31 – Death, Non – Battle, Other (USMC)
H4G – Death, Non – Battle, Other (USMC)
H51 – Death, Non – Battle, Other (USMC)
H61 – 1169 – Death, Battle Casualty – Marine
HBF – Early Release – To attend school
HCR – No listing at this time.
HDF – Pregnancy
HDK – Security reason
HFT – Unqualifird for Active Duty – Other
HFV – Unqualifird for Active Duty – Other
HGH – [No definition for this code at this time]
HHJ – Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)
HJB – Court Martial
HKA – Discreditable Incidents – Civilian or Military
HKB – Civil Court conviction
HKD – AWOL, Desertion
HKE – AWOL, Desertion
HKE – Financial Irresponsibility
HKG – Fraudulent Entry
HKH – Lack of Dependent Support
HKJ – Shirking
HKK – Drug use
HKL – Sexual Perversion
HKQ – No information on file
HLB – Discreditable Incidents – Civilian or Military
HLC – Homosexuality
HLF – Drug use
HLG – Financial Irresponsibility
HLH – Lack of Dependent Support
HLJ – Shirking
HLK – Unsanitary Habits
HLL – Sexual Perversion
HMB – Character or Behavior Disorder
HMC – Enuresis
HMD – Inaptitude
HMF – – Sexual Perversion
HMG – Alcoholism
HMJ – Motivational problems
HMM – Drug use
HMN – Financial Irresponsibility
HMN – Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)
HMP – Unsanitary Habits
HNB – Character or Behavior Disorder
HNC – Misconduct (Reason Unknown)
HPD – No information at this time
HRC – Homosexuality
HRG – No information at this time
HWL – Homosexuality
J11 – USAF Other
JBB – Involuntary discharge, age, USAF
JBB – Other
JBC – Other
JBD – Retirement – 20 – 30 Years Service
JBH – Other
JBK – Expiration of Term of Service
JBK – Involuntsey discharge at end active obligated service, USN – Enlisted
JBM – Early Release – Insufficient time left in service after returning from overseas or other duty
JBM – Within 3 months of end active obligated service, USN – Enlisted
JCC – Early Release – Reduction in authorized strength
JCC – General demobilization. Reduction in authorized strength, USN – Enlisted
JCM – Concientious Objector
JCP – Other, Alien not lawfully admitted
JDA – Fraudulent entry
JDF – Pregnancy
JDG – Parenthood
JDJ – Early Release – In the national interest
JDK – Security reason
JDL – Withdrawal of ecclesiatical endorsement
JDM – Early Release – Other
JDN – Lack of jurisdiction (other than void enlistment)
JDP – Breach of Contract
JDR – Early Release – Other
JDR – Strength reduction. first term airman, USAF
JDT – USN, USMC, Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention
JED – Early Release – Insufficient Retainability
JEH – USAF Expeditious Discharge
JEM – Army Trainee Discharge
JEM – USAF Expeditious Discharge
JEM – USN, USMC Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention
JET – Army Trainee Discharge
JET – USAF Trainee Discharge (See also JGA)
JFA – No description at this time.
JFB – Minority, Underage
JFBI – Physical disability that existed prior to entry. was revealed by Marine during enlistment processing and was waived by AFEES or higher headquarters, USMC
JFC – Enlisted/reenlisted/extended/inducted in error/ Erroneous Enlistment or Induction
JFC1 – Erroneous enlistment; a medical board determined that Marine failed to meet required physical standards for enlistment. Marine was not aware of defect and defect was not detected or waived by AFEES, USMC
JFF – Secretarial Authority
JFG(1 – 7) – USMC Other, for the Good of the Service
JFG(9) – USMC Trainee Discharge
JFG(B) – USMC Expeditious Discharge
JFG – Army, Navy, USAF Discharge by competent authority w/o Board Action. (Failure to resign – failed to meet
entrance physical requirement)
JFL – Physical Disability – Severance Pay or Juvenile Offender
JFL – Physical disability. entitled to severance pay., USN – Officers
JFL1 – Physical disability with severance pay, USAF
JFL2 – Physical disability that existed prior to service but was aggravated by the Service, with severance pay, USAF
JFM – Physical disability existing prior to entry on active duty established by physioal evalution board proceedings. Not entitled to severance pay., USN – Enlisted
JFM – Physical disability existing prior to service as established by physical evaluation board. Not entitled to severance pay., USN Officers
JFM – Released for Conditions Existing Prior to Service
JFM2 – Physical disability that existed prior to entry. disability was unknown by Marine but was detected and waived by AFEES or higher headquarters, USMC
JFM3 – Physical disability that existed prior to entry for any reason not falling within the purview of JFM1 or JFM2, USMC
JFN – Physical disability existing prior to service as established by medical board. not entitled to severance pay., USN – Officers
JFN – Released for Conditions Existing Prior to Service
JFN1 – Physical disability determined by a medical board that existed prior to entry. disability was revealed by Marine during enlistment processing and waived by AFEES or higher headquarters, USMC
JFN2 – Physical disability determined by a medical board that existed prior to entry. disability was unknown to Marine but detected and waived by AFELS or higher headquarters, USMC
JFN3 – Physical disability determined by a medical board that existed prior to entry; any reason not falIing within the purview of JFN1 or JFN2, USMC
JFP – Misconduct (Reason Unknown) or Disability not in the line of duty
JFR – Disability – Non EPTS – No Severance Pay
JFR – Physical disability not existing prior to entry on active duty established by physical evaluation board processing. Not entitled to severance pay., USN – Enlisted
JFR1 – Physical disability that existed prior to service and not aggravated by the Service, without severance pay, USMC
JFS – See KFS
JFT – Unqualifird for Active Duty – Other
JFU – Positive Urinalysis
JFV – Physical condition, not a disability, interferring with performance of duty, USN – Enlisted
JFV1 – Discharge because of a physical condition which is not disabling. involuntary, USMC
JFV5 – Medical board determination of obesity, USMC
JFV6 – Discharge because of a physical condition which is not disabling (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae), USMC
JFX – Personality disorder (See also JMB)
JFW – Erroneous enlistment; Medical condition disqualifying for military service, with no medical waiver approved.
JG7 – Army, Navy, USMC Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention
JG7 – USAF Trainee Discharge
JGA – Entry level status performance and conduct or entry level status performance – pregnancy
JGB – Failure of selection for permanent promotion
JGB – Failure to select for promotion. not retirement eligible, USN – Officers
JGC – Failure to select for promotion. not retirement eligible, USN – Officers
JGC1 – Failure of selection for promotion, USAF
JGF – Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention
JGH – Army, Air Force Expeditious Discharge
JGH – USN, USMC Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention
JHD – Disqualified from officer candidate train~ng physical, USN – Enlisted
JHD – Navy Expeditious Discharge
JHD – Other
JHE – Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention
JHF – Failed to meet course standards
JHJ – Army, USMC, USAF Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)/ Unsatisfactory performance
JHK – Unsuitability, substandard performance
JHM – Misconduct (Reason Unknown)
JIV – Unqualifird for Active Duty – Other
JJB – Court Martial
JJC – Court Martial, Desertion
JJD – Court Martial, Other
JKA – Discreditable Incidents – Civilian or Military
JKB – Civil Court conviction
JKC – Homosexuality
JKD – AWOL, Desertion
JKE – Financial Irresponsibility
JKF – Army, Navy Air Force AWOL, Desertion
JKG – Fraudulent Entry
JKH – Lack of Dependent Support
JKJ – See JHJ
JKK – Character or Behavior Disorder (see also JPC)
JKK – Drug use
JKL – Sexual Perversion (see also JPD)
JKL – Shirking
JKM – Misconduct, pattern of misconduct (See also JKE)
JKN – Misconduct, minor disciplinary infractions (See also JKF)
JKQ – Misconduct, commission of a serious offense (See also JKH)
JKV – Unsanitary Habits
JLB – Discreditable Incidents – Civilian or Military
JLC – Homosexuality
JLF – Drug use
JLG – Financial Irresponsibility
JLH – Lack of Dependent Support
JLJ – Shirking
JLK – Unsanitary Habits
JLL – Sexual Perversion
JMB – Character or Behavior Disorder
JMC – Enuresis
JMD – Inaptitude
JMF – Sexual Perversion
JMG – Alcoholism
JMH – Financial Irresponsibility
JMJ – Motivational problems
JML – Homosexuality
JMM – Drug use
JMN – Navy, USMC, USAF Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)
JMP – Unsanitary Habits
JNC – Misconduct, moral or professional dereliction
JND – Other, Concealment of arrest record
JNF – Army Trainee Discharge
JNF – Navy, USMC, USAF Other
JNG – Unfitness (Reason Unknown)
JPB – Drug use
JPC – Drug abuse rehabilitative failure
JPD – Alcohol abuse rehabilitative failure
JRA – Engaged, attempted to engage or solicit another to engage in a homosexual act
JRB – Admission of Homosexuality or bisexuality
JRC – Marriage or attempted marriage to a person known to be of the same biological sex
KAK – Expiration of Term of Service
KBD – Retirement – 20 – 30 Years Service
KBH – Other
KBJ – Other
KBK – Normal expiration of Service
KBM – Early Release – Precluded from attaining eligibility for retirement with pay
KCC – Early Release – Other
KCE – Early Release – To attend school
KCF – Early Release – To attend school
KCK – Early Release – In the national interest
KCM – Concientious Objector
KCO – Sole surviving son
KCP – Other
KCQ – See MCQ
KDB – Dependency or Hardship
KDF – Pregnancy
KDG – Parenthood
KDH – Dependency or Hardship
KDJ – Early Release – In the national interest
KDK – Security program
KDM – Early Release – Other
KDM1 – Marine Corps order applicable to all members of a class, USMC
KDN – Other
KDP – Breach of Contract
KDQ – Breach of Contract
KDR – Early Release – Other
KDS – Breach of Contract
KEA – Expiration of Term of Service
KEB – Early Release – Other –
KEC – Expiration of Term of Service
KFB – Minority
KFF – Secretarial Authority, to be discharged or retire as an officer
KFG – Other
KFN – Released for Physical disability Existing Prior to Service
KFS – Good of the Service, in lieu of court martial
KFT – Failure to qualify medically for flight training, no disability
KFV – Unqualifird for Active Duty – Other
KGF – Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention
KGH – No information on this code at this time.
KGL – Officer or Warrant Officer Commission program
KGM – Officer Commission program
KGN – Officer Warrant Officer Commission program in another service
KGS – Officer Commission program
KGT – Warrant Officer program
KGU – Service Academy
KGX – Officer Commission program
KHC – Immediate reenlistment
KHD – Other
KHF – Other
KHK – Substandard performance
KLG – Financial Irresponsibility
KLM – Unfitness (Reason Unknown)
KMN – Army Expeitious Discharge
KNC – See BNC
KND – No defintion on this code at this time
KNF – Other
KNL – Good of the Service
KOG – Early Release – Police Duty
KOJ – Early Release – Seasonal Employment
L68 – Involuntary release: nonselection for Indefinite Reserve status, USAF
LBB – Involuntary release maximum age, USN – Officers
LBB – Maximum age
LBC – Involuntary release completion of maximum period service according to grade, USN – Officers
LBC – Maximum service
LBH – Early Release – Insufficient Retainability
LBK – Expiration of Term of Service
LBK – Involuntary discharge at end active obligated service, USN – Enlisted
LBM – Navy, USMC, USAF Short length of time remaining after return from overseas or other duty
LBM – Within 3 months of end active obligated service, USN – Enlisted
LCC – Early Release – Reduction in authorized strength
LCC – General demobilization. reduction in force, USN – Enlisted
LDG – Inability to perform prescribed duties due to parenthood
LDK – Security reason
LDL – See JDL
LDM – Strength adjustment, USN – Officers
LDN – Early Release – Lack of jurisdiction (other than void enlistment)
LDP – Breach of Contract
LDP6 – Nonfulfillment of service contract. convenience of the government, with breach of contract payment, USAF
LDP7 – Nonfulfillment of service contract, with breach of contract and readjustment psyment, USAF
LDP8 – Nonfulfillment of service contract. failure of selection for promotion, with breach of contract payment, USAF
LDP9 – Nonfulfillment of service contract. request for extension of active duty disapproved, with breach of contract and readjustment payment, USAF
LDPA – Nonfulfillment of service contract. failure of selection for promotion, with breach of contract and readjustment payment, USAF
LDPB – Nonfulfillment of service contract. convenience of the government, with readjustment payment, USAF
LDPC – Nonfulfillment of service contract, with readjustment payment, USAF
LDPD – Nonfulfillment of service contract. termination of extended active duty, with breach of contract payment, USAF
LDR – Early Release – Other
LED – CONUS based airman lacks retainability for assignment, USAF
LED – Early Release – Insufficient Retainability
LET – Entry level status performance and conduct or pregnancy
LFC – Erroneous entry
LFF – Directed by service authority
LFG – Other
LFN – Physical disability existing prior to service as established by medical board. not entitled to severance pay., USN – Officers
LFR – Revert to inactive status. Retire age 60. No disability severance pay, USAF
LFT – Erroneous Enlistment or Induction or Unqualifird for Active Duty – Medical
LGA – See LET
LGB – Failure of selection for permanent promotion
LGB – Failure of selection for permanent reserve promotion, USN – Officers
LGB – Involuntary release. Failed permanent promotion or removed from list, USAF
LGC – Failure of selection for temporary promotion
LGC – Involuntary release: twice failed cemporary promotion, USAF
LGH – Failure to meet minimum standards of service
LGJ – Early Release – Disapproval of request for extension of service
LGJ – Involuntary release: disapproved request for extension of tour, USAF
LGJ – Request for extension of active duty denied (USNR), USN – Officers
LGJ1 – Request for extension of service denied upon initial EAS without readustment pay/not selected for retention, USAF
LGJ2 – Request for extension of service denied upon extended EAS without readjustment pay/not selected for retention, USAF
LHD – Other
LHF – Navy, USMC, USAF Other
LHH – Service under sentence to dismissal awaiting apellate review
LHJ – Unsatisfactory performance
LIF – Secretarial Authority
LLM – Army Trainee Discharge
LMJ – See LHJ
LND – Misc reasons (medical service personnel who receive unfavorable background investigation or
National Agency check
LNF – Army Trainee Discharge
MBD – Hardship
MBH – Early Release – Insufficient Retainability
MBK – Completion of active duty service commitment or expiration of term of service, USAF
MBK – Expiration of Term of Service
MBN – (ANGUS) (USAFR) Release from octive duty completion of required service, USAF
MBN – Expiration of Term of Service
MCF – To attend educational facility
MCK – Early Release – In the national interest
MCQ – Sole surviving son, daughter or family member
MDB – Hardship
MDF – Pregnancy
MDG – Parenthood
MDH – Dependency or Hardship
MDJ – National interest
MDL – Early Release – To attend school
MDM – Early Release – Other
MDN – Other
MDP – Breach of Contract
MDR – Early Release – Other
MDS – Breach of Contract
MEB – Early Release – Other
MEC – Completed extended enlistment, USAF
MEC – Erroneous Enlistment or Induction
MEC – Expiration of Term of Service
MFA – Expiration of Term of Service
MFF – Secretarial Authority
MFG – Other
MGC – Early Release – Other
MGH – Warrant Officer program
MGJ – Early Release – Other
MGM – To accept commission
MGO – Early Release – Police Duty or Seasonal Employment
MGP – Interdepartmental transfer
MGR – Revert to Regular Army warrant officer status
MGU – To enter Service Academy
MGX – Officer Commission program
MHC – Immediate enlistment
MND – Misc reasons (in lieu of serving in lower grade than Reserve grade or by request – includes MC and DC officers) or in lieu of unqualified resignation
MNF – Other
MOD – Sole surviving son
MOJ – Early Release – In the national interest
NBD – Retirement – 20 – 30 Years Service
NDB – Dependency or Hardship
NDH – Early Release – To teach
NEF – Secretarial Authority
NET – Unqualifird for Active Duty – Other
NVC – Erroneous Enlistment or Induction
PGU – Service Academy
RB – etirement – Over 30 Years Service
RBB – Retirement – Other
RBD – Retirement – 20 – 30 Years Service
RFJ – Permanent Disability – Retired
RFJ1 – Permanent disability retired list, USAF
RFK – Temporary Disability – Retired
RFK1 – Temporary disability retired list, USAF
SBB – Attain maximum age. mandatory retirement, USN – Officers
SBB – Mandatory retirement on established date, maximum age, USAF
SBC – Attain maximum time in grade/service. mandatory retirement, USN – Officers
SBC – Mandatory retirement on established date. maximum years of service, USAF
SBD – Retirement – 20 – 30 Years Service
SFE – Placed on temporary disability retired list, USN – Officers
SFJ – Permanent Disability – Retired
SFJ – Permanent disability retirement, USAF
SFJ – Permanent disability, USN – Enlisted
SFJ – Permanent disability, USN – Officers
SFK – Place on temporary disability retired list, USAF
SFK – Placed on temporary disability retired list, USN – Enlisted
SFK – Temporary Disability – Retired
SGB – Failure of selection for promotion, permanent, USN – Officers
SGB – Retired on established date nonselection permanent promotion or retained for retirement nonselection permanent promotion, USAF
SGC – Failure of selection for promotion, temporary, USN – Officers
SKU – No definition at this time
TCC – See LCC
VFJ – Permanent Disability – Retired
VFJ – Revert to retired list with permanent disability, USAF
VFK – Revert to retired list and placed on temporary disability retired list, USAF
VFK – Temporary Disability – Retired
VNF – Other
WFK – Temporary Disability – Retired
XBK – Retirement – Other
XDM – Early Release – Other
XET – Unqualifird for Active Duty – Other
XND – Other
XOH – Dependency or Hardship
XOP – Breach of Contract
XOS – Retirement – Other
YBK – Retirement – Other
YCP – Other
YDN – Other
YFB – Minority
YKG – Fraudlent Entry
YND – Other